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This project will only be funded if at least £8,000 is pledged by March 29th 2019 at 8:03am

Support our most ambitious projects in summer and autumn 2019 !

by Eliot Smith Dance in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom

This summer and autumn in 2019, Eliot Smith Dance (ESD), based in Newcastle upon Tyne, led by its Artistic Director Eliot Smith, will undertake its most ambitious and diverse projects in this - its 8th Anniversary.

ESD hope to raise £8,000 to provide a spectrum of diverse and exciting projects to celebrate the best of Eliot Smith Dance in this, its 8th anniversary year. We are eligible for a 50% match from the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear, but in order to acquire this funding we must secure £4,000 from our supporters and the public.

The artistic choices include:

1. Provide education outreach within nine schools, three colleges and the widespread community in Newcastle, Gateshead and Northumberland. Grouping young people’s work together.

2. Development of YES! – a boys youth dance group for boys aged 12-16 years old from across the North East.

3. Provide an opportunity for 20 community dancers to be part of an adaptation of Eliot Smith’s new dance work ‘On Red Kites’, inspired by one of Britain’s rarest and most spectacular birds, – the Red Kite. Helps ESD to work with local schools and community groups to create curtain raisers (opening community works) for ESD performances in 2019.

4. A new work created by Artistic Director, Eliot Smith, in collaboration with ‘The Friends of Red Kites’ and The Royal Northern Sinfonia core leader Kyra Humphreys.

5. A new dance solo created on Eliot Smith by Jake Deibert, Company Dancer of Paul Taylor American Dance Theatre 2.

6. A new dance trio created on ESD Dancers by the acclaimed Kathak & Contemporary dance choreographer, Balbir Singh.

7. In collaboration with The Oscar Romero Trust, Eliot Smith will create one new section with ESD Company dancers, based upon the life of Oscar Romero, who spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture.

8. Performances at the: Cathedral Churches of: St. Mary’s in Newcastle upon Tyne; Farm Street Church in London; Church of the Sacred Heart in Edinburgh, and at Sage Gateshead.

With your support we can make this a year to remember for all our communities across the region.

Please pledge your support and encourage your friends to support us too. We have some amazing limited-edition rewards in exchange for your pledges! Don’t forget there will be daily work in progress studio showings, open rehearsals and conversations with the artists, in Newcastle and Northumberland, available to our crowd-funders.

Please visit www.eliotsmithdance.com/about to view more about the Company.

Thank you,

Eliot Smith Dance

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(Photo: Eliot Smith and ESD Dancers in his work 'IN PLAIN MOVEMENT' at The Bowes Museum, January 2019)

(Photo: ESD Dancers in Eliot Smith's work 'PITMAN' at Woodhorn Museum, July 2018)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

Friend

Receive access to exclusive updates including: Thank you on ESD media page. Special postcard signed by Eliot Smith and dancers.

£10 or more

Special Friend

Receive access to exclusive updates including: Thank you on ESD media page. Special postcard signed by Eliot Smith and dancers. New photographs of ESD dancers in rehearsals.

£25 or more

Partner

Receive access to exclusive updates including: Thank you on ESD media page. Special postcard signed by Eliot Smith and dancers. New photographs of ESD dancers in rehearsals. A thank you card from all the team at ESD with a private message from Eliot Smith.

£50 or more

Advocate

Receive access to exclusive updates including: Thank you on ESD media page. Special postcard signed by Eliot Smith and dancers. New photographs of ESD dancers in rehearsals. A thank you card from all the team at ESD with a private message from Eliot Smith. An exclusive archival flyer signed by ESC all dancers. One complimentary ticket to one of ESD Spring 2019 performances in April or May.

£100 or more

Angel

Receive access to exclusive updates including: All previous rewards. Two complimentary tickets to one of ESD Spring 2019 performances in April or May. Backstage access on tour. Exclusive thank you cards from ESD's 2019 commissioned choreographers.

£150 or more

Production Supporter

Receive access to exclusive updates including: All previous rewards. A signed Spring 2019 Tour programme and poster. One complimentary ticket to ESD's Autumn 2019 Season Premiere at The Sage Gateshead on 26 November. Exclusive conversation with Eliot Smith over 'tea-4-2' at ESD's residence.

£200 or more

Core Supporter

Receive access to exclusive updates including: All previous rewards. A signed Spring 2019 Tour programme and poster. Two complimentary tickets to ESD's Autumn 2019 Season Premiere at The Sage Gateshead on 26 November. Exclusive conversation with Eliot Smith over 'tea-4-2' at ESD's residence. A signed copy of MARTHA & ME book. Dine with Artistic Director at anytime throughout 2019. Join the Supporter page as ESD's Production Supporter.

£500 or more

Benefactor

Receive access to exclusive updates including: All previous rewards. A signed Spring 2019 Tour programme and poster. Four complimentary tickets to ESD's Autumn 2019 Season Premiere at The Sage Gateshead on 26 November. Exclusive conversation with Eliot Smith over 'tea-4-2' at ESD's residence. A signed copy of MARTHA & ME book. Dine with Artistic Director at anytime throughout 2019. Join the Supporter page as ESD's Benefactor.

£1,000 or more

Patron

Receive all previous rewards and you will join ESD as a Patron. Plus: EXCLUSIVE GALA DINNER AND PERFORMANCE TICKETS for the Premiere of ESD Autumn 2019 Premiere at The Sage Gateshead on 26 November 2019.


Let's make 'Eliot Smith Dance in 2019' happen